iPhone What's your third-party keyboard for iPhone?

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  1. nicolas.holao Suspended

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    Hi everyone,
    Would love to hear your best keyboard for iOS at the moment and why!! :)
     
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  5. ddrulez, Sep 19, 2016
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    No I didn't try it.
     
  6. maxsix Suspended

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    Yes it is.

    Google has become the best Ecosystem of all. They have a bevy of engineers dedicated to creating iPhone apps, and they're outdoing what Apple themselves create.

    I use the full array of Google apps and services like Google Drive, Docs, Maps and more, they enhance the iPhone experience dramatically.
     
  7. PilotGav macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to get voice dictation while using GBoard?
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That is not available with 3rd party keyboards unfortunately.
     
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  10. thyttel macrumors member

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    Google eco system is only good if your from an English speaking country. Otherwise it completely blows really!
     
  11. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    SwiftKey. I have been using it since I got an Android phone since my Samsung Galaxy S2 back in 2012
     
  12. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Meh and they can spy on you all day. I try to avoid using Google products as much as possible if given an option.
     
  13. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Any keyboards which put the number row on the top? I really miss that from my Note 7. Also any keyboards which have punctuation on the main keyboard? It's a pain to have to switch with shift every single time I need a punctuation mark. I know holding down the shift, or numbers key will let you slide to that number/symbol, but it's impossible to do that one handed.
     
  14. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Idk but I do like SwiftKey implementation of them all. Google is another good alternative
     
  15. ACD0236 macrumors member

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    Me too! Number row + comma on the left of the spacebar would be perfect, but just the comma key would be a great deal. Do you guys know of a third party app that lets you do this?
     
  16. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    I'm not really happy with Gboard now did I recently switch over to them. It happens a lot that I swipe something and it will come up with something completely different. I've turned off autocorrection but still it does show up a word that I definitely didn't type. I would really like to be liking Gboard as I did at first but now I'm at a point that I'm thinking going back to Swype.

    Check this topic. I did add a few keyboards with a number key row on them.
    It seems unfortunate that those keyboards (iKeywi, SimpleKey, ai.type keyboard, ai.type keyboard Plus haven't been updated in ages though and therefore reviews don't look good at all.
    On the iPad you do have this Path Input for iPad keyboard with a numpad next to the regular keyboard, however also that keyboard has been last updated in 2016. I can check if it still works. I bought it at the time on my iPad mini2.

    They best options are keyboard which have a feature to use the top row of letters also as numbers.

    Not sure about the comma request though.
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Nintype lets you have up to six extra buttons mapped to whatever on either side of the spacebar.
     
  18. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    That is a good one. Nintype has loads of features I totally forgot about that one.
    I have tried it many times but it's not really simple to use and the UI is really awfull I think.
    I always come back to easier and more clear and simple options like Swype and nowadays Gboard.
     
  19. ACD0236 macrumors member

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    Thank you for your suggestions! I will try them out!
     
  20. thyttel macrumors member

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    Gboard. Everything else is just awful on iPhone
     
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    Both Gboard and Swype constantly still have major issues that they don't show up in e.g. Safari or WhatsApp and you need to remove them from Settings app completely and re-add them to get them working again. The must be an iOS issue which has been there sinces ages. You can't tell me that has to do with the apps.
     
  23. Booch21 macrumors regular

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    I've been using Word Flow for some time and it's not bad. It works for me.
     
  24. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Fleksy I've used on the past but nowadays I'm more than happy with apples own!
     
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